The French nun at the centre of the case to have Pope John Paul II declared a Saint says she was cured of Parkinson’s Disease after she prayed to him following his death. Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre said she had asked to quit work because of the ravages of her disease. One night she answered an inner call to pick up a pen. After writing legibly, she realised she was healed. “I felt completely transformed,” she said. “Inside I just did not feel the same any more. It is difficult to explain. I cannot say what I really felt inside. It was too strong, too big, a mystery.”
The nun, who now works as a nurse in a Paris maternity clinic, will be the main guest next week in Rome, when the Vatican receives documentation supporting the former Pope’s beatification. The investigation into her testimony ended last week. If her recovery is recognised as a miracle, thanks to prayers to him, then John Paul II can be beatified. A second inexplicable healing must be proven before sainthood.